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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Apogonidae Cardinalfishes
Subfamily: Apogoninae
Genus: Foa

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Foa albimaculosa (Kailola, 1976)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Foa albimaculosa
[Cream-spotted cardinalfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Foa brachygramma (Jenkins, 1903)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Foa brachygramma
[Weed cardinalfish]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Foa fo Jordan & Seale, 1905

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Foa fo
[Weedy cardinalfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific.
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Foa hyalina
[Hyaline cardinalfish]
No picture found
Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Foa leisi
[]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific.

 
Foa madagascariensis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Foa nivosa
[]
7 Species of Family Apogonidae with Genus Foa
(Cardinalfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1976 Foa albimaculosa Cream-spotted cardinalfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL
1903 Foa brachygramma Weed cardinalfish Central Pacific 6.4 SL
1905 Foa fo Weedy cardinalfish Indo-Pacific 3.5 SL
1912 Foa hyalina Hyaline cardinalfish Western Pacific. 4.7 SL
2011 Foa leisi Central Pacific 3.8 SL
1931 Foa madagascariensis Indo-Pacific.
2011 Foa nivosa Western Pacific 2.9 SL



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